Dermo Optics

2006
Colour with Sound
4mins 9secs
In an underground Parisian cellar 93 year old Madame Yvonne Duplessis (b.1912) and her colleagues demonstrate Dermo Optical Perception. The artist participates in the experiments with surprisingly good results.
Dermo Optics, in Susan MacWilliam: Double Vision, Jack The Pelican Presents, Williamsburg, New York, 2008
Dermo Optics presents the experimental research of Madame Duplessis. Dermo Optics, 2006 presents footage recorded in 2005 when MacWilliam travelled to Paris to meet Madame Duplessis (b.1912), a senior researcher in dermo optical perception and director Centre d'Information de la Couleur. Madame Duplessis and her colleagues are observed as they demonstrate the experimental apparatus in her cellar laboratory. The artist participates in the experiments with very good results.

dermo optics - Dermo optical perception (also referred to as eyeless sight or fingertip vision) is the ability to ‘see’ without using the eyes. People who possess dermo optical perception often demonstrate it under test conditions while blindfolded or behind screens.

Dermo Optics, in Susan MacWilliam: Remote Viewing, Northern Ieland Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009 | Photograph: British Council
Dermo Optics, 2006, wall text, hand made letters
Dermo Optics, 2006, Instalation shot Susan MacWilliam: Modern Experiments, F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge
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Dermo Optics, 2006, Instalation shot Susan MacWilliam: Modern Experiments, F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge